Tiverton Town’s manager Martyn Rogers stresses that the club aren’t going into the Southern League’s Premier Division just to make up the numbers.
The club are in the manager’s blood and he said their promotion via the playoffs was a proud day for him.
But he sees more success ahead and refuses to go into next season with only consolidation in mind.
He says the quality of the Southern League South and West was very high – and that will stand Tiverton in good stead for what’s around the corner.
Rogers said: “It was a very demanding division, the standard was very high. It will be the same next year but hopefully we’ll be in a position to try again.
“I never going into a season with a negative feeling, and I don’t have one here. I’m already looking forward it.”
He knows it will be a competitive league with Hereford also going up plus a large number of established sides already there.
“It will be interesting that’s for sure,” he continues. “But we like a challenge here and that’s what it’ll be. It’s the big league for us and the test is something we will thrive on.”